As a vegan, you're giving up a lot of traditional dishes, including the famous spaghetti carbonara. But don't worry, we've created a delicious vegan version of this Italian classic for you that you're sure to love! 🍝😋
The biggest tricky part, of course, is recreating the smooth, rich flavor and texture of traditional carbonara sauce without eggs and bacon. But with a few clever ingredients and techniques, it's totally doable. You'll be amazed at how similar this vegan version tastes 🙂 .
Watch this video to get a taste of what to expect:
The ingredients you need are:
Similar to other vegan "cheese sauces," we use yeast flakes for deep savory notes and plant milk and flour for creamy texture. We also add some smoked tofu to create the bacon-like flavor and texture. The preparation of the sauce is simple and fast. Here are the exact steps:
Cut the smoked tofu into small cubes and fry in a little oil until crispy. Do not be too sparing with the oil, as this will make the tofu nice and crispy.😁
In a bowl, mix the yeast flakes, soy sauce, vegetable milk and flour. Stir everything well until the flour is completely dissolved. Then, using the same pan in which you prepared the tofu, add the sauce mixture and simmer for a few minutes until it starts to thicken. This sauce will make your spaghetti perfectly creamy. 😘
Once the spaghetti is cooked, transfer it directly from the pot to the pan with the sauce. Mix everything well so that the spaghetti is well covered with the sauce. Then add the crispy tofu, add a generous dash of salt and pepper, and stir again. Already your vegan spaghetti carbonara ready to serve! 🥳
This vegan carbonara recipe is a great way to enjoy a popular Italian dish without having to rely on animal products. It's also easier and faster to prepare than the traditional version, making it a great option for an easy weeknight dinner. So, why not give it a try? You might be surprised at how delicious it is! 😍
I am Julius Walter, the founder of the blog "Veganhalunke", where I write about the vegan lifestyle. As a long-time vegan, I want to inspire others to also switch to a vegan diet and live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. I offer advice and tips for making the switch to a vegan diet and hope that my blog can help make a positive change for our world.